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The G minor scale has two flats (Eb, and Bb), and it is seldom used in classical guitar pieces. Since the classical period it has been associated with sadness (mainly due to Mozart's use of it). The relative minor scale of G minor is Bb major. The notes that make up the G minor scale are the same ones used for the C doric mode, D phrygian, Eb lydian, F mixolydian, and A locrian.

Below you will find the seven shapes that you can use to play the G minor scale on your guitar. You will also find a table of chords you can use with the G minor scale, together with their harmonic function.


G minor
Pattern I

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G minor
Pattern II

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G minor
Pattern III

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G minor
Pattern IV

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G minor
Pattern V

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G minor
Pattern VI

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G minor
Pattern VII

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The following chords can be played when using the G minor scale.

I
Gm
I7
G7
ii7b5
Am7b5
II7
A7
III
Bb
III7
Bb7
iv
Cm
IV
C
#iv°
C#°
V(7)
D(7)
v
Dm
VI
Eb
#vi7b5
Em7b5
VII
F
vii°7
F#°7